Manager Fire and Emergency Management Policy

• Key leadership role in shaping fire and emergency management policy

• Extensive stakeholder management

• Location: 8 Nicholson St, East Melbourne

Lead and manage a high performing team to provide policy and strategy advice on fire and emergency management
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Ongoing - Flexible
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/925256
Closing Date: 17-Dec-2018
Salary Range: $116,863 - $156,387
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - 925256 VPS6 Manager Fire and Emergency Management Policy.docx (Word, 110KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Jenni Rigby
(03) 9637 8062

Position Details

We are building an inclusive workplace to help realise the potential of our employees, embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

This is a key leadership role, managing a high-performing team to provide responsive and high-quality advice to Ministers, senior executives and the Department's partner agencies.

The manager will also be influential in shaping and implementing reforms in fire and emergency management, and in driving changes within the department and portfolio agencies. Therefore, you have past experience in managing resources – people and budgets - associated with programs, service and project delivery, as well as experience in driving change within an organisation.

Working across the Forest, Fire and Regions Group (FFRG; the Group) within the Department you will regularly consult with internal and external partners to ensure the integrated delivery of fire and emergency management policy services. Underpinning all that you do will be ensuring the Departmental and the Group's requirements are met in accordance with legislative, policy and procedural requirements. You excel at building strong partnerships by working to build cooperation with all stakeholders – not because it has been easy, but because you have been tried and tested and you know how to navigate the demands, needs and wants of internal and external stakeholders.

You will keep your finger on the pulse of each program and you will be able to immediately identify emerging complex or highly sensitive issues and notify stakeholders about risks and trends impacting on the successful achievement of these objectives. You don't stop there, because solving problems comes natural to you as you have a repertoire of solutions that you have relied on in the past and you are able to think outside the square to tailor new solutions to new challenges.

To be successful in this role, you will have proven leadership qualities, and you will be able to hit the ground running as you provide leadership on policy development in fire and emergency management.

This is an ongoing position.  

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the key selection criteria and any job requirements specified in the position description. 

Applications close at midnight Monday, 17 December 2018.

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